Alexander Murray Ardmore 9 Year Old 2008
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Ardmore
  • Age 9 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2008
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation refill Bourbon barrels
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • oak
  • earthy
  • floral
  • fire

Alexander Murray

Ardmore 9 Year Old 2008 (0.7l, 46%)
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Character Goatson
Speyside or peated? Why not both!

Alexander Murray is an independent bottler founded by Steve Lipp in 2004. The company is named after his great uncle who inspired Steve’s love of Malt Whisky, introducing him to the Spirit many years ago ― and also possessing a name with a much more Scottish ring to it. And although Alexander Murray operates out of California these days, they focus on Scottish Single Malts with an honest passion of seeking out the rare casks that make up their signature blends and special edition releases.

The Ardmore Distillery has a unique way of operating where it mostly produces an unpeated Malt but dedicates a fraction of each year to making a peated one. It's a Speyside distillery, but it's also peated! Looks like they've found a way to have their cake and eat it too. The catch here is that the two different juices come from the same distillery, meaning they can be married together and keep their Single Malt label. Clever buggers! Most of their stuff still goes to Teacher's, but this little baby was matured in refill Bourbon barrels and handed over to the Alexander Murray guys. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Ardmore
  • Age 9 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2008
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation refill Bourbon barrels
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose is complex, smoky and, earthy. But it's also restrained, with fruity and floral notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It's a campfire smoke extravaganza, but it's also much deeper than that. There's vanilla, caramel, and a pleasant fruitiness in the background. Some spicy oak is also in there.

Finish
Finishes long with the smoky and fruity notes lingering. 
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  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • oak
  • earthy
  • floral
  • fire
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
There was, at one time, another Ardmore Distillery back in the mid-1800s. The first Ardmore was on the island of Islay, and named after a town on the southern penninsula. But it was absorbed into Lagavulin, long before the Ardmore we know today was founded in the Highlands.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
There was, at one time, another Ardmore Distillery back in the mid-1800s. The first Ardmore was on the island of Islay, and named after a town on the southern penninsula. But it was absorbed into Lagavulin, long before the Ardmore we know today was founded in the Highlands.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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